MEXICO OF TO-DAY.

Griffin, Solomon Bulkley.

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New York: Harper, (1886). Colored map + 267 pages. Illustrated with wood-engravings. Octavo, 7 1/2 x 4 3/4 inches. Black and silver pictorial design on brown cloth; ex-library with spine markings, book plate and perforation stamp through title. (Item ID: 2427)


While on a busman's holiday in 1886 the author utilized his journalistic bilities to conduct a probe of Mexico's politics, material resources and social customs. He judged that Mexico's achievement of a higher civilization would come, but not as quickly as many anticipated... The Mexican people are superficially described, but such occasional statements as 'one never gets away from the sad undercurrent of misery that always qualifies picturesque Mexico' give the impression that Griffin perhaps understood more about the complex Mexico personality that [sic] he was able to express." - Cole. AMERICAN TRAVELERS TO MEXICO. #192.



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